Any recommendations for the perfect 3wood?

MetalheadMetalhead I love this GAME!Members Posts: 1,938
Any shafts to go with it would be great as well...



here what I have tried (as I seem to Ho what I can't hit) and the 3 wood has been elusive so far...



200 tour ridgie

bbd

t60 tour

VFT ps

cleveland

np99

can't remmember the others..



need to be able to go on the tee and off the deck.. let me know you thoughts on these..
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  • tlink2631tlink2631 Charter Members Posts: 77
    Metalhead wrote on Apr 26 2005, 07:58 PM:
    Any shafts to go with it would be great as well...



    here what I after(as I seem to Ho what I can't hit) and the 3 wood has been elusive so far...



    200 tour ridgie

    bbd

    t60 tour

    VFT ps

    cleveland

    np99

    can't remmember the others..



    need to be able to go on the tee and off the deck.. let me know you thoughts on these..
    »



    I picked up a tour issue steelhead 3 from Callaway golf preowned last year and it's very under rated .It has a NV 75x proto shaft in it.
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,288 admin
    edited Apr 26, 2005 #3
    Well my favorites are the TM200 steel tour ridgy 15*, then the Clev 15* and last the Callaway steel head. In that order. Definitely a tough club to hit repeatably for me also.



    I switched to the Cleveland for 2 reasons. 1 the head is a bit bigger and I thought that would head in the forgiveness and off the tee, and 2nd is because I bought a Comp and wanted my bag to match. image/secret.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



    The 200 tour though has been in the bag for a long time. Had the cally's come and go and always found myself loving the TM. I am going to give this Clev a shot and see if it lasts



    Here is the Clev and the 200 tour side by side...
  • Golferpimp1Golferpimp1 Charter Members Posts: 656
    Id go with the bbd type h hands down. I have that in bag 1. I havent tried the bridgestone j33 yet but heard they are good.
  • travoakleytravoakley Charter Members Posts: 150
    Really there are so many great options out there right now it makes it a tough pick. I have have great success with the V-steel and will try the VS2 next week. I always loved the 200 ridgie but the V-steel I can hit just a bit higher of the deck. The cleveland launcher is great along with the bbd as well. As far as shafts go, the pro95 is a all-time favorite as well as the trti.
  • ChoppyChoppy Members Posts: 224 ✭✭
    I just switched to a Tour Launcher and I'm loving it. The Shaqx is a perfect shaft for this club. I started out with a Tour Spec 869 X tipped 1 1/2" and it felt very limber through the swing. I hit the launcher so bad that I was going to sell it. Thank God I decided to go ahead and test the Shaqx. I am finally comfortable with a 3 wood. It's been the one club that I couldn't get right. I think it's all about the shaft. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
  • nearfall152nearfall152 Members, Charter Members Posts: 887
    Instead of the VFT PS, try the GBB2...I know its not on your list but you won't be sorry
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  • GolfchicagoGolfchicago Charter Members Posts: 2,944
    Probably the most difficult question for me to answer. My answer changes weekly image/crazy2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> image/crazy2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
  • MetalheadMetalhead I love this GAME! Members Posts: 1,938
    cool, thanks for the suggestions..... feel free to pm me an items you might seem suitable with pro80,shaqx or other...



    honestly looking for stupid easy to hit 3 wood... I was thinking of trying the cleveland comp launcher, or vsteel...or perhaps the r7 fairway .. has anyone tried the r5 fairway?



    thanks
  • pitbull808pitbull808 Putter Hoarder Marshals Posts: 9,367 mod
    Metalhead wrote on Apr 26 2005, 06:26 PM:
    cool, thanks for the suggestions..... feel free to pm me an items you might seem suitable with  pro80,shaqx or other...



    honestly looking for stupid easy to hit 3 wood... I was thinking of trying the cleveland comp launcher, or vsteel...or perhaps the r7 fairway .. has anyone tried the r5 fairway?



    thanks
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    If you want a stupid easy 3 wood, go for a Cobra SZ. Not the longest out there, but stupid easy to hit.
  • kkcheokkcheo Members Posts: 417
    I dropped the V-Steels 15* and 17* both with VT90D in favour of BBD Type N 13* Fuji 757x and Type N 17* with AccraSC75x.



    Both Type-Ns are still in my bag. I was rather surprised that they performed well with the "lighter" shafts I have in them now.



    I get a low boring flight with the 13*. Since it doesn't fly too high, I always have the feeling that it might just stop being in the air and drop around 200 yards, but I can actually carry it around 240 or so off the deck.



    The 17* Type N with the Accra gets a pretty high trajectory but I wouldn't call it balloning and lands softly around 220.



    So far both works for me, but I am thinking of experimenting with Diamanas in the heads.



    -Keng
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    I'm not a 3 wood image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /> , and have had a 200 Tour in the bag since they came out on Tour....the one thing that I will say is, there is no better fairway wood shaft than the Fuji Pro 95 image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> !!!
  • MetalheadMetalhead I love this GAME! Members Posts: 1,938
    Tiberon wrote on Apr 27 2005, 03:58 AM:
    I'm not a 3 wood  image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /> , and have had a 200 Tour in the bag since they came out on Tour....the one thing that I will say is, there is no better fairway wood shaft than the Fuji Pro 95 image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> !!!
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    whats the difference between the pro80 and pro95(besides weight....if any)? thx!
  • fccplayerfccplayer Winston-Salem, NCMembers Posts: 90 ✭✭
    pitbull808 wrote on Apr 27 2005, 05:30 AM:
    If you want a stupid easy 3 wood, go for a Cobra SZ.  Not the longest out there, but stupid easy to hit.
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    I have been playing the sz for well over a year now and love it. Easy to hit from the turf. I was hitting it long before it was rated the top club on golf digests 'hotlist'. (which I put no faith in btw)
  • JohnnyJohnny Get Kwok'd Charter Members Posts: 8,706 ✭✭
    I'm trying the replace the 970 but have been unable to so far... its back in the back after a couple T60's tried to replace it....



    you know I have some spare 970's.. image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



    I like the shape of the cleveland br61 posted..

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    Hybrid : Adams LSP XTD
    Irons : Fourteen TC910 3&4I, Nike VRProCombo 5-PW
    Wedges : Fourteen RM-11 54/60
    Putter : Nike Method 003 Oven

  • OmarVizquelOmarVizquel Bandon_Ghost_Tree Pacific NorthWestCharter Members Posts: 167 ✭✭
    edited Apr 27, 2005 #16
    Metalhead wrote on Apr 26 2005, 04:58 PM:
    Any shafts to go with it would be great as well...



    here what  I have tried (as I seem to Ho what I can't hit) and the 3 wood has been elusive so far...



    200 tour ridgie

    bbd

    t60 tour

    VFT ps

    cleveland

    np99

    can't remmember the others..



    need to be able to go on the tee and off the deck.. let me know you thoughts on these..
    »





    I have had the new Sonartec SS-3.5 for about three weeks now and love it. I had the NP99 before (along with almost every other 3-wood mentioned in this thread - except the Cleveland), but never liked it as much as my old SS-03, with HM4. The SS-3.5 is like the SS-03, but a bit easier to hit off the deck. It's a monster off the tee, too. image/bb.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



    I had a Nippon NS Pro 950 steel shaft installed and have had good luck. I also have the Nippon in a couple of my hybrids: they are fantastic fairway wood shafts. They are in the mid 90 gram range and get the ball up very nicely.



    Another nice head that hasn't been mentioned yet is the Mizuno Hot Metal.
    •10.5º: Callaway Epic SZ 440 (GD ADDI)
    •15º: Titleist TS3 (GD ADDI)
    •18º: Callaway Epic Hybrid (GD ADDI)
    •20º: Callaway BB Alpha 815 Hybrid (GD ADDI)
    •4i - PW: Callaway 2013 X-Forged (TT DG AMT Tour)
    •54º: Callaway MD3 Lucky Clover S-Grind (TT DG Tour Issue S-200)
    •58º: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged Slate (TT DG Tour Issue S-200)
    •Putter: Toulon Portland MR (Garage) or Toulon San Diego MR

  • Siteseer2Siteseer2 ClubWRX Posts: 1,155
    thanks god... the one club, along with the putter, that has been the same for 3 years... 970 with an 857 Pro Ti... simply the best for me... hit it good from day one... although I like a soleplate look and that that T-60 sure looks darn classic.... am I having a ho attack...????
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    edited Apr 30, 2005 #18
    Siteseer2 wrote on Apr 30 2005, 11:58 AM:
    thanks god... the one club, along with the putter, that has been the same for 3 years...
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    Wouldn't that be two clubs?....and you call yourself educated image/drag.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> ?



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    Have you ever tried a Kasco KP 99? They are awesome if you can find one.
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  • AsleepAsleep Marshals Posts: 9,056 mod
    Taylor Made 13° Smoothie

    Callaway Steelhead III+



    About to shaft a Type H and see what all the fuss is about.
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  • MetalheadMetalhead I love this GAME! Members Posts: 1,938
    Asleep wrote on Apr 30 2005, 06:46 PM:
    Taylor Made 13° Smoothie

    Callaway Steelhead III+



    About to shaft a Type H and see what all the fuss is about.
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    I have tried all of those... my best success has been with the clevelands and vft... I really wonder if(and I haven't yet) The right shaft makes all the difference in a 3 wood.. I think I need to experiment with one head and a handful of shafts and sort it all out.



    btw- the type H is nice, but felt you have to be a techie to hit it pure and get everything out of it on each shot.. too demanding for me.
  • JohnnyJohnny Get Kwok'd Charter Members Posts: 8,706 ✭✭
    KascoPro wrote on Apr 30 2005, 04:27 PM:
    Have you ever tried a Kasco KP 99?  They are awesome if you can find one.
    »





    I wish I would have kept my 14*...but when you got it for only $40 bucks..you gotta HO it. image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

    Woods : Callaway Razr TA, Titleist F3-05
    Hybrid : Adams LSP XTD
    Irons : Fourteen TC910 3&4I, Nike VRProCombo 5-PW
    Wedges : Fourteen RM-11 54/60
    Putter : Nike Method 003 Oven

  • 857 Pro-Ti857 Pro-Ti Music Addict Charter Members Posts: 975
    200 Smoothie image/wub.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



    I just can't find a 3 wood that I can hit better.
  • Siteseer2Siteseer2 ClubWRX Posts: 1,155
    Tiberon wrote on Apr 30 2005, 01:39 PM:
    Wouldn't that be two clubs?....and you call yourself educated  image/drag.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beach:' /> ?



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    ...careful, Tibs... lets just say in the battle of the wits, I wouldn't have to use but a fraction of mine...

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  • Siteseer2Siteseer2 ClubWRX Posts: 1,155
    easyyy wrote on Apr 26 2005, 07:17 PM:
    Well my favorites are the TM200 steel tour ridgy 15*, then the Clev 15* and last the Callaway steel head. In that order. Definitely a tough club to hit repeatably for me also.



    I switched to the Cleveland for 2 reasons. 1 the head is a bit bigger and I thought that would head in the forgiveness and off the tee, and 2nd is because I bought a Comp and wanted my bag to match.  image/secret.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beach:' />



    The 200 tour though has been in the bag for a long time. Had the cally's come and go and always found myself loving the TM. I am going to give this Clev a shot and see if it lasts



    Here is the Clev and the 200 tour side by side...
    »



    don't know that I'd show pics of those... look at all those high toe mishits... definitely not a badge of courage.... oh, sure the club came like that!!!!!!!!!! image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
  • plastique999plastique999 Members Posts: 15
    Metalhead wrote on Apr 26 2005, 11:26 PM:
    cool, thanks for the suggestions..... feel free to pm me an items you might seem suitable with  pro80,shaqx or other...



    honestly looking for stupid easy to hit 3 wood... I was thinking of trying the cleveland comp launcher, or vsteel...or perhaps the r7 fairway .. has anyone tried the r5 fairway?



    thanks
    »





    I play the R5 3 wood (and R5 5 wood)....I have to say that this club is indeed stupid easy to hit....extremely forgiving, and just rockets off the face...I'm more of a swinger and with a smooth tempo, this club hits very long with nice penetrating flight (shaft = NV 65 R).



    I'd definitely recommend you demo it...may be your ticket!
  • JohnnyJohnny Get Kwok'd Charter Members Posts: 8,706 ✭✭
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    Woods : Callaway Razr TA, Titleist F3-05
    Hybrid : Adams LSP XTD
    Irons : Fourteen TC910 3&4I, Nike VRProCombo 5-PW
    Wedges : Fourteen RM-11 54/60
    Putter : Nike Method 003 Oven

  • bruindukebruinduke Charter Members Posts: 827 ✭✭
    Johnny wrote on Apr 30 2005, 06:43 PM:
    KascoPro wrote on Apr 30 2005, 04:27 PM:
    Have you ever tried a Kasco KP 99?  They are awesome if you can find one.
    »





    I wish I would have kept my 14*...but when you got it for only $40 bucks..you gotta HO it. image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' />
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    c'mon Johnny...you can remedy past errors...a trade maybe?
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    bruinduke wrote on Jun 5 2005, 01:20 AM:
    Johnny wrote on Apr 30 2005, 06:43 PM:
    KascoPro wrote on Apr 30 2005, 04:27 PM:
    Have you ever tried a Kasco KP 99?  They are awesome if you can find one.
    »





    I wish I would have kept my 14*...but when you got it for only $40 bucks..you gotta HO it. image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' />
    »





    c'mon Johnny...you can remedy past errors...a trade maybe?
    »



    Ha ha ha ha! Working on it already ha Duke? image/crazy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    edited Jun 5, 2005 #30
    OmarVizquel wrote on Apr 27 2005, 04:00 PM:
    Metalhead wrote on Apr 26 2005, 04:58 PM:
    Any shafts to go with it would be great as well...



    here what  I have tried (as I seem to Ho what I can't hit) and the 3 wood has been elusive so far...



    200 tour ridgie

    bbd

    t60 tour

    VFT ps

    cleveland

    np99

    can't remmember the others..



    need to be able to go on the tee and off the deck.. let me know you thoughts on these..
    »





    I have had the new Sonartec SS-3.5 for about three weeks now and love it. I had the NP99 before (along with almost every other 3-wood mentioned in this thread - except the Cleveland), but never liked it as much as my old SS-03, with HM4. The SS-3.5 is like the SS-03, but a bit easier to hit off the deck. It's a monster off the tee, too. image/bb.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />



    I had a Nippon NS Pro 950 steel shaft installed and have had good luck. I also have the Nippon in a couple of my hybrids: they are fantastic fairway wood shafts. They are in the mid 90 gram range and get the ball up very nicely.



    Another nice head that hasn't been mentioned yet is the Mizuno Hot Metal.
    »

    I'm still waiting for the other piece the one w/ the grip on it! image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



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  • simmoboysimmoboy Members Posts: 777
    Taylormade 200 series

    launcher comp fw

    both great fairway woods.
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